Central Plains Water Ltd Central Plains Water Ltd

About us.

The Central Plains Water Limited (CPWL) story is one of vision, cooperation, collaboration and ingenuity. By sustainably irrigating 45,000 hectares of farmland between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers, we’re making smarter farming possible for an economically stronger Aotearoa.

Proudly feeding our nation.

Canterbury is one of Aotearoa’s most important agriculture production regions, proudly producing the food and fibre our population requires.

Our story
Our Story

Transforming lives and livelihoods.

As a business, we seek to collaborate and engage with stakeholders to explore possibilities and make positive strides towards a better future.

Our strategy
Our Strategy

We’re nothing without our people.

We’ve assembled a diverse, talented and passionate workforce with the best knowledge and skills to drive our business forward.

Our team

We’re in this together.

CPWL collaborates with governmental, commercial and environmental organisations to deliver on our social, cultural and climate responsibilities.

Our stakeholders
Our Stakeholders


The most Frequently Asked Questions about the Scheme and the use of water.

Water FAQs